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Viking Sprinkler Head Wrench | Flat-Plate Concealed Sidewall (HSW) Sprinklers | 16208W/R

Viking Sprinkler Head Wrench make it easy to install select Viking-brand concealed sidewall fire sprinklers. Compatible with four commercial and residential sprinklers, the #16208W/R socket minimizes slippage and rotates fire sprinklers using a 1/2″ ratchet (not included).
SKU Material Viking Part Number
VKCSW8 Black-Finished Metal 16208W/R
Compatible Sprinklers Availability
VK 480, VK481, VK490, VK680 Usually Ships Within 48 Hours

Fire Sprinkler Wrench for Viking Concealed Horizontal Sidewall Sprinklers (16208W/R)

Viking Sprinkler Head Wrench 16208W/R is a specialized fire sprinkler installation tool for use with select Viking concealed horizontal sidewall heads. When paired with a 1/2″ ratchet (not included), this socket can quickly and safely secure any of four commercial and residential fire sprinklers.

Who needs a fire sprinkler wrench?

Fire sprinkler wrenches allow contractors to install heads easily—and without damaging the heads themselves. But NFPA 13 also requires building owners to keep anywhere from 6 to 24 spare sprinkler heads on-site, as well as a supply of corresponding sprinkler head wrenches. Adhering to this requirement ensures that all necessary components are ready and available for the immediate removal and replacement of faulty or activated sprinkler heads.

Is this wrench compatible with my sprinkler head?

Viking Sprinkler Head Wrench provides the leverage needed to install residential and commercial concealed sprinklers, including those with the following sprinkler identification numbers (SINs):

  • VK480
  • VK481
  • VK490
  • VK680

How do I use the sprinkler head wrench?

Always follow the instructions provided in the datasheet for your specific Viking-brand model. Installation with Viking’s 16208W/R wrench generally follows these steps:

  1. Leave the protective cap on. Place the part of the wrench marked “TOP” at the top of the sprinkler head (also marked “TOP”).
  2. Slide the wrench over the body and protective sprinkler cap.
  3. Twist the ratchet until the sprinkler head is firmly attached to the piping, taking care not to over-tighten.
  4. Ensure that the part of the sprinkler marked “TOP” is upright when the head is fully secured.
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